Uplift in activity

Nigel Hay’s round-up of the military vehicle market

A Humber Scout Car project priced at £35,000

Despite the global economic downturn, there has been a noticeable uplift in vehicle sales.

The quickest sale was a Humber Box at £48,000 that sold the same day it was advertised. The Chichester-based HMS Movie Supplies continued their clearout of a wide range of vehicles, including some unfinished projects like a very rare Humber Scout Car at £35 000. Being 95% complete and having had a chassis rebuild some years ago, most of the hard work has already been done. We have not seen a Humber Scout up for sale for several years, so this will make a wonderful vehicle once restored. I hope it stays in the UK, but there has already been a lot of overseas interest.

The Airborne Garage keeps turning up quality vehicles, including an unspoilt 1944 VW Type 82 Kübelwagen with some interesting history. Many years ago it came from one of the pioneers of our hobby in the UK, the late Tony Oliver of TLO Film Services and the History on Wheels museum. Tony was one of the very few collectors of German vehicles back in the 1970s, when prices were considerably lower than they are today.

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